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09 October 2014 à 09:57

13 French films and co-productions in the running for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film

Among the 83 foreign films proposed for the Oscar for Foreign Language Film, 11 are French co-productions and 2 are 100% French.

The titles are now in: all the countries represented in the category for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film have chosen their "candidate." A list of 83 films, among which feature 13 French films and majority or minority co-productions. A record.

The final shortlist will be revealed January 15, 2015, prior to the Oscars ceremony, which will take place February 22, 2015.

“We are very proud to see French cinema so strongly represented in the running for the Oscars. Coproductions and openness to other kinds of films nourishes our cinema, inspires our directors and provides formidable international prestige. UniFrance films can but be delighted by the presence of these 13 films." - Isabelle Giordano, executive director of UniFrance.

France: Saint Laurent by Bertrand Bonello (100% French film)

Mauritania: Timbuktu by Abderrahmane Sissako (100% French film)

Belgium: Two Days, One Night by Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne (Belgian/French/Italian co-production)

China: The Nightingale by Philippe Muyl (French/Chinese co-production) (photo)

Chile: To Kill a Man by Alejandro Fernandez Almendras (Chilean/French co-production)

Colombia: Mateo by Maria Gamboa (Colombian/French co-production)

Georgia: Corn Island by George Ovashvili (Georgian/German/French/Czech Republic co-production)

Israel: Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem by Shlomi & Ronit Elkabetz (French/German/Israeli co-production)

Italy: Human Capital by Paolo Virzi (Italian/French co-production)

Norway: 1001 Grams by Bent Hamer (Norwegian/German/French co-production)

Palestine: Eyes of a Thief by Najwa Najjar (French/Palestinian Territories/Algerian/Swedish/German co-production)

Sweden: Snow Therapy by Ruben Ostlund (Swedish/French/Danish co-production)

Turkey: Winter Sleep by (Turkish/French/German co-production)

Author : Grégory Alexandre

Latest update : 13 October 2014 à 09:57 CEST

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